Thursday March 17th 2011 – 8PM
Big Bear Café
1st & R Streets NW
(now serving beer & wine (but don’t take it outside past 9, ok?)
Buck Downs is an American poet, publisher, and editor. He moved to Washington, DC in 1988. Literary journals that have featured Downs’ poetical writings include Puppyflowers, Brooklyn Rail, and Columbia Poetry Review. He is the author of Marijuana Soft Drink, Ladies love outlaws, and several other books of poems.
Rauan Klassnik’s “Holy Land” released from Black Ocean in 2008. “Ringing,” chapbook from Kitchen Press, and “The Sea,” a chapbook from Mud Luscious, followed.
A writer, musician, and artist living near Washington, DC, Jeff Bagato recently finished a surreal science fiction novel, Kill Claus!, and a photo book about local outsider environment Johnston’s Garage. He has contributed stories about unusual DC tourist attractions to local NPR affiliate WAMU-FM, based on his book Mondo DC.
The Sweater Set play every instrument in the American Folk lexicon. At the same time. While singing. Quad lasers. www.thesweaterset.com. I think they should play a show some time with Stripmall Ballads. I’d be so happy. Maybe they have? But this will be awesome too.